The Florida basketball team found their way to the SEC Tournament championship game against Auburn. However, things went south almost immediately when Micah Handlogten fell to a gruesome leg injury.

It was early in the game and the Gators had the ball. After a missed shot attempt, Handlogten went up for the rebound. But his left leg completely snapped as he landed on the floor. Florida basketball's center immediately fell in agony as Auburn ran down the court with the ball.

The entire stadium fell silent as medical staff came to Micah Handlogten's aid. His teammates surrounded him as the cart came out to usher him away.

The Florida basketball star was immediately taken to the hospital, per team beat writer Jacob Rudner. Handlogten's mother ran to the court to be by his side as he was taken off the court.

Micah Handlogten on the injury

Florida wound up suffering an 86-67 loss to Auburn. After the game, Micah Handlogten took to social media with a message: “Gator Nation, Thank you for all of the love and prayers! It has helped more than anyone could imagine. Keep supporting the boys so we can make a deep run in the NCAAT! I love you all!”

This injury was similar to when Gordon Hayward snapped his ankle when he was playing for the Boston Celtics. Handlogten is due for a long road to recovery. Hopefully, the Florida basketball star doesn't experience any hiccups along the journey. However, due to the seriousness of the injury, he could end up missing most of next season.

Handlogten has served a backup center role for the Gators since transferring from Marshall. Even so, he has been efficient for the Florida basketball team all season long. He entered play Sunday 5.5 points, 7.1 rebounds, and 0.9 blocks per game.

While the Gators lost to Auburn, they will be in the NCAA Tournament and could make a run. Florida basketball will miss Handlogten in the tourney.